Well, until recently the feds were not in business to produce anything. Now they own a car manufacturing company. But, yes, the federal caufers are funded from the tax revenues. There are interest earnings from money loaned, but it isn't even enough to pay the amount we owe to foreign governments. We often forgive interest payments and loans to foreign governments to get something we want/need politically. And yes, $177 bill. is a lot. Why is it a drain and where is it going. You could do this research yourself, or did you already know and you are seeing if we are worthy to have an opinion?
at 8:46 PM on Aug. 12, 2009